Besides the obvious of, the former being medical and latter a middleman, is the "mark-up" of product. Caregiver has none, except for testing! And can provide consistently better medical cannabis at a lower donation, unless they test. They provide more insight to medical benefits, health conditions treated, and BACK UP the product with direct responsibility. That's the basis of SENATE BILL 420: Primary caregiver is the individual, designated by a Qualified Patient or by a person with a State MMJ card, who has consistently assumed responsibility for the housing, health, or safety of that patient or person. Delivered to your door, throughout L.A.and the O.C.! Only the best alternative medicine for those who wish to stay clear of pharmaceutical drugs and their lifelong side effects. Our mission is to provide our Members safe, discrete, and reliable access to top quality medical cannabis at thee lowest donation possible. Because many patients do not have the ability to drive, or are too ill to travel out for, or produce their medication and/or Therapeutic treatments. Caregiver Services for Members includes other Holistic Alternative Concepts by a State Licensed Practitioner and Certified Caregiver.
Many Providers today are using "Testing" to show levels of THC, CBD and CBN's. And with out doubt, those figures (or ratio's), would be invaluable for future reference, if those ratio's became available at a later date and that was your "magical" strain that alleviated the condition you were smoking for. First of all, just because a sample tests a high percentage of THC,CBD or CBN's, from an unknown quantity of a particular harvest, that DOES NOT ensure that particular Strain or Ratio of THC/CBD/CBN will match your Cannabis Receptors or treat the health condition you are medicating for. Only trial and error with a vast strain database would ensure a patient of discovering the "ONE".
The results these days are a ploy to appear scientific and safe and fall way short of either of those goals. The most important component of testing: Chemical Pesticide and Biological Mold are frequently avoided or termed "safe". What may be safe for one patient may not be for another. The listing of PRESENCE of those, even in trace amounts is much more conclusive to the enviroment that the plant was subjected to. And most importantly, they DO NOT test for FLUSH & CURE, or ORGANIC PRODUCTION, and those are critical steps in the QUALITY of MMJ. Furthermore, CARE of the Cannabis with proper curing is an ongoing process that CAN'T be tested for, and lack of care, or overexposure by storefront, can greatly diminish prior results. The only true result that testing provides, is that the Provider doesn't have a clue to how the Cannabis was produced!